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Extending the love of Jesus to see wholeness in Baltimore City and beyond.

The Light Church Podcast John Kovacs

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Extending the love of Jesus to see wholeness in Baltimore City and beyond.

    The Future of The Light Church: Some Significant Updates

    The Future of The Light Church: Some Significant Updates

    Pastor John shares some important updates regarding some significant, exciting, but also bitter sweet, changes to The Light Church. 
    Summary of Next Steps for The Light
    Last Sunday - After several weeks of discussion amongst leadership, as well as prayer discerning and consideration, Sunday April 12th (Easter) will be our last public service.

    Church Move - We have informed St. Michaels that we intend to conclude our lease at the end of April. This will give us time to organize our current inventory and make arrangements for a move. Our tentative date for a community wide moving party will be Saturday April 18th. 
    Home Groups - Similarly to Sunday services, Home Groups will conclude in April. The exact date of last meetings will be determined by each group and their leaders - but all meetings are currently suspended in light of COVID-19. 
    Sunday Service Visits - As we conclude our Sunday gatherings, we want to prioritize helping current members get connected with a new local church. In order to make this transition smoother, we are organizing group visits to several area churches for Sunday services as well as providing a larger list of recommended local churches.  
    Light Leadership Network - While we are ceasing to continue in our current format, we believe that God is providing an opportunity for The Light to continue to make an impact through the development of a leadership network for past and present members. This opportunity has been in the works for almost a year and more details will be provided in the coming weeks about what this will look like and how you can be involved. 

    • 40 min
    A Righteous Reality: God & Government

    A Righteous Reality: God & Government

    Romans 13 is an often controversial, mis-appropriated, and even mis-applied chapter of the New Testament. So as we examine it, let's consider a couple of questions: Where is our allegiance meant to be according to scripture? What context is being outlined in this chapter? And how does that context still apply (or not apply) today?

    Join us as Pastor John dives into these questions as they relate to our participation in the current context of government; biblically loving our neighbors well in the process; and ultimately pledging our allegiance to Jesus as King above all else.

    • 54 min
    A Righteous Reality: A Contextual Reading of Romans 12-15

    A Righteous Reality: A Contextual Reading of Romans 12-15

    Join us for our fourth contextual reading in this series on righteousness as defined by Paul, this time from Romans 12 - 15. 

    • 28 min
    A Time for Testimonies: Hear from The Light Church!

    A Time for Testimonies: Hear from The Light Church!

    Here at The Light Church, we make space in our service every Sunday for people to share any testimonies from their own lives, processes, and journeys as they feel led. Join us this week for an extended time of sharing as several members from The Light speak about what God is doing in and through their lives today!

    • 59 min
    A Righteous Reality: Discerning God's Will - and Walking In It

    A Righteous Reality: Discerning God's Will - and Walking In It

    We return to our series on Romans, picking up at the top of Chapter 12.

    Here, we find the recognizable verse 2: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."  

    It's clear that God has a will - and that we can know what that is! But what if conformity doesn't just mean looking like the world - but trying to be anyone other than who God created you to be? What would it look like if each one of us was walking right in the middle of what God has for us this year? Using the gifts He has given us more fully? How powerful would that be? What would come of that which hasn't been able to exist already? Join us as we dive into these questions together in 2020 in light of Paul's words...

    • 38 min
    Words from Leadership for a New Year

    Words from Leadership for a New Year

    Join us as we hear from each member of The Light Leadership Team as they share the word God has put on their heart for the church in 2020. 

    Family - David Mueller
    Simple - Calvin Fanning
    Holy - Cynthia Miller
    Discernment - Rebecca Fanning
    Connection - Maria Kovacs
    Purpose - John Kovacs

    Here at The Light in 2020 we are seeking to be a family that lives simply and holy by fostering connection, discernment, and purpose!

    • 38 min

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